CIBER Symposium on Sustainable Development: "Introduction: What is Sustainable Development?"
On April 8, the first Symposium on Sustainable Development was held. For 2016, the theme was "Energy & Sustainable Development." The day started with an introduction from Indiana University History Professor Dr. Stephen Macekura. He outlined the history of sustainable development and described some of the challenges in defining the concept. According to Dr. Macekura, those trying to understand sustainable development must consider the following three questions: What are you trying to sustain, and why? Whom does sustainable development benefit? How will you link local efforts to global concerns?